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Velex Tower Technician II in Des Moines, Iowa

Velex, Inc. is hiring a Tower Technician II in Des Moines, IA market.

Who We're Looking For:

Velex is currently looking for a Tower Technician II to join our growing team. The Tower Technician II is expected to complete scopes of work assigned while ensuring safety, quality, timelines, and financial expectations are met for commercial deployment of services. Work items include grounding, installation of antennas, all types of antenna mounts, microwaves, coax lines, TMA’s, RF jumpers, remote electrical down-tilts/Bias-T’s, remote radio heads, fiber/DC Hybrid cables, sweep and PIM testing, site audits, and maintenance type items. They will adhere to OSHA, NATE, customer and Wireless Industry standards and quality.

What You'll Do:

  • Ensure work is performed and completed in accordance with local, state and federal regulations, including assistance with permits as well as inspections

  • Climb tower sites daily to conduct repair and install equipment; may climb multiple towers daily

  • Technical support when necessary

  • Punch list generation and resolution during normal project schedule and in advance of any customer inspections

  • Operation and adjustment of commonly used tools in the wireless industry efficiently

  • Frequent performance of duties in outside weather conditions w/ occasional exposure to inclement weather conditions

  • Work at extreme heights and on roof tops

The Qualities You Possess:

  • Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

  • Being a team player in the truest sense, with an ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

  • The ability to maintain a desired level of quality in your work, especially by means of attention to every stage of the process of delivery or production

The Skills and Background You'll Bring:

  • Experience with and the ability to climb towers 100+ feet tall, with a 50 lb. load

  • Able to crouch, kneel, bend and twist throughout the work day

  • Able to reach, grasp and climb with both hands

  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, and drive or ride in a truck for long periods of time

  • Computer literate

  • 100% travel required. Must be able to travel outside of local market and any state across the U.S., possibly for weeks at a time. Must be able to work shift work including required maintenance windows and weekends

  • Flexible to work shift work to include maintenance window and weekends if needed

  • Must have a valid driver’s license with an MVR record that classifies you as insurable if required to drive and the ability to drive long distances on and off road and to tow trailers

  • Must be 21 years of age or older if required to drive

  • Must be able to become DOT certified if designated as an eligible driver for the Company

  • Must be able to pass a drug test and background check

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, regulations, instruction manuals, blueprints, and specifications

  • Local to the market

  • Periodic air travel will be required

  • Good oral and written communications skills and the ability to speak, write and read English

  • 1+ years of experience climbing and working on Towers

  • Experience with GSM, UMTS, Carrier Adds, and LTE

  • DAS experience is a plus

  • Experience with installation, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting network systems as they relate to equipment installation and failure

  • Experience testing and working with Fiber

  • OSHA Safety standards certification is preferred (will provide training)

  • Comtrain or Fall Rescue certification preferred (will provide training)

  • This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills and due to the changing nature of the job is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice.

Please Note: This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills and due to the changing nature of the job is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice.

This position is Non-Exempt based on the FLSA laws. Our company uses E-verify and third party background check services during the hiring process.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Time Type:

Full time

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We are the future of Telecom.

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Whether you are expanding geographically with new site and network builds, or require existing network maintenance, we have the ability to upgrade and enhance your company now.

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